World-renowned cycling photographer Graham Watson announces retirement

After four decades of capturing some of the most memorable images from the world of professional cycling, Graham Watson has retired

Photographer Graham Watson.

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

If you follow professional cycling, the chances are that you have seen hundreds of photographs taken by Graham Watson. Many of Watson's photographs have become iconic, defining images of the sport.

Now, though, Watson has announced that he has retired after 45 years behind the lens, and 38 years travelling the world capturing images from the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix, Giro d'Italia, Olympic Games and so, so many more.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.